Greg Allman cancelled a series of recent performances due to reports of “serious health issues.” He has returned back to the stage, however, and is set to headline the Atlanta edition of his Laid Back Festival this Sunday.
The 68-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has opened up about his illness and reveals that he came down with a case of pneumonia in late July. As a result, he had to cancel close to 20 performances.
“It snuck up on me, and then it just flattened me, man,” he tells the ABC News website. “I ended up in the hospital… but I got the rest I needed. Now I’m feeling just find and I can’t wait to get back on the road.”
This Sunday’s Laid Back Festival in Atlanta will also feature performances by ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe’s current group Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, and many more.
Greg also revealed a few details about his upcoming solo album.
“The album is entitled Southern Blood,” says Allman, “and while I’m not going to give too much away, I can tell you that it’s a mixture of original tunes and some very cool blues covers. It should be out early next year.”
Greg recorded the album earlier this year with his current backing group at the historic FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He says that the FAME studio “is a very special place” to him considering it’s where his late brother, Duane, “first made his mark” as a session musician.
“It has unbelievable vibes, man,” said Allman.
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